Written by Hillsboro Free Press Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:12
Hymn sing set for Sept. 23 at HMBC
The monthly community hymn is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church, 300 Prairie Pointe.
The event includes singing, prayer, and scripture reading. Those attending will have the opportunity to select favorite hymns.
The theme will be "Does God Change His Mind?" with Steve Vincent coordinating. Lewis Hagen will be the trumpeter.
Mountain Man Rendezvous slated
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge, six miles north of Canton, is having its 19th annual Mountain Man Rendezvous Oct. 5, 6 and 7.
Visitors will take a step back in time to the 1800s with men and women dressed in buckskins demonstrating their lifestyle by setting up primitive camps and tepees.
Flintknappers will make arrowheads and every hour buffalo tours will be available. The Bluegrass band, “Kansas Heart,” from Wichita is performing from noon until 3 p.m. Oct. 6.
Concessions will be available in the picnic area. Tours are $6 per person and free for children under 3 years old.
For more information, call 620-628-4455.
MOPS to host party on Sept. 24
The Mothers of Preschoolers group, also known as MOPS of Marion, is hosting a come and go kickoff party from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Eastmoor Church in Marion.
MOPS is a group for mothers who have children ages birth to 5. At the kickoff, participants will receive a year’s free membership or $25 value to includes a small gift, bi-monthly magazine, weekly email and 2012-13 MOPS schedule.
Those attending will also leave with a free package of diapers, sippy cup, wipes, or pull ups.
Children are welcome with childcare activities available.
For more information, call 620-924-5584 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Big Truck Night’ set for Sept. 20
The Marion County Early Childhood Education Task Force is planning its annual “Big Truck Night” for 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Hillsboro Elementary School, 812 E. A St.
Activities are geared for children from birth to age 5. In addition to having several big trucks on display, organizers are planning numerous giveaways, ranging from gifts for the kids to free refreshments. Car safety information and Ident-a-Kid fingerprinting will be offered as well.
Museum to host genealogy event
Two women from Wichita will be the presenters at “Chasing Your Tale: A Family History and Genealogy Workshop,” a two-session event for the beginning or seasoned genealogist Saturday, Sept. 29, at Mennonite Heritage & Agricultural Museum.
The event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. with signup and to end at 1:30 p.m.
Katie Funk Wiebe, author of the book “Writing Your Personal or Family History,” will speak on the how-to of collecting and recording the stories of one’s life.
Sara Orr Jones is an avid family history researcher following as many of her ancestral lines as is possible. Her “Random Thoughts about Genealogy” will include some of her unusual sleuthing strategies and how she discovers those bits of story “hiding in plain sight.”
The workshop fee of $10 per person includes a light lunch, a composition book and handouts.
Registration for the workshop is required by Tuesday, Sept. 25. Call the museum at 620-367-8200 to register or for more information during museum hours, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.